Is there a way to profile underlying C++ code?

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant.travis at
Wed Jan 25 02:02:13 EST 2006

Bo Peng wrote:
> Dear list,
> I have a C++-SWIG-wrapped python module. The running time for one of the 
> functions is pretty unpredictable so I would like to profile it. 
> However, the python profiler does not seem to enter the compiled module 
> (.so file). Is there a way to profile the C++ functions?

On Linux you can use oprofile (which is pretty nice and easy to use --- 
no recompiling.  Just start the profiler, run your code, and stop the 


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